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Name and
NRC Action Number
NRC Action Type Date Issued Description
Gerald Rinehart
IA-11-055
IAORDER 01/06/2012 On January 6, 2012, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to Mr. Gerald Rinehart, formerly a licensed Senior Reactor Operator at Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, for a Severity Level III violation involving 10 CFR 73.56(g) which requires, in part, that any individual who is maintaining unescorted access under this section shall promptly report to his or her supervisor any legal action(s) taken by a law enforcement authority or court of law to which the individual has been subject that could result in incarceration or a court order or that requires a court appearance, including but not limited to an arrest, an indictment, the filing of charges, or a conviction. Specifically, Mr. Rinehart failed to report to his supervisor that legal action had been taken against him on July 10, 2010. Mr. Rinehart did not report the legal action until July 21, 2010, even though his first day back to work following the legal action was on July 18, 2010.
Christopher Rhoads
IA-12-033
IANOV 10/11/2012 On October 11, 2012, the NRC issued Mr. Christopher Rhoads, a radiographer’s assistant formerly employed by DBI incorporated, a Notice of Violation for a Severity Level III violation of 10 CFR 30.10 involving deliberate actions while performing radiographic operations on July 1, 2011. Specifically, Mr. Rhoads deliberately failed to (1) have at least one other individual present who is a qualified radiographer, pursuant to 10 CFR 34.41 and (2) assure that he was supervised during his conduct of radiographic operations, pursuant to 10 CFR 34.46.
Craig M. Rice
IA-11-056
IAORDER 09/21/2011 On September 21, 2011, the NRC issued a Notice of Violation to Mr. Craig M. Rice, formerly a licensed reactor operator at the Fermi Power Plant, Unit 2, for a Severity Level III violation involving 10 CFR 55.53(j). On April 25, 2011, Mr. Rice participated in the Detroit Edison Company random fitness for duty testing program and subsequently tested positive for an illegal substance.
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